Gents Baseball Looks to Extend Program-Best 13-Game Winning Streak against Dallas this Weekend
Friday, March 24, 2017
Dallas (8-16, 2-5 SCAC)
at
#8 Centenary (LA) (21-3, 7-0 SCAC)
3/25/2017 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 127
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Centenary (LA)50100000X680
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Kaleb Kirk (6-1) 6.063313
Loss: Ryan Hammonds (1-4) 6.076424
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Seth Hanson (UDBASE) 402200
Nathan Patton (UDBASE) 412000
Michael Schimpf (CENTBB) 312100
Andrew Russell (CENTBB) 302100

The Starting Line-Up

The #8 Centenary Gents (20-3, 6-0 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) will put its program-best 13-game winning streak on the line when it welcomes the Dallas Crusaders (8-15, 2-4 SCAC) to Shehee Stadium for a three game series Saturday and Sunday, March 26-27. First pitch is scheduled at 1 p.m. both days, with a doubleheader scheduled on Saturday.

LIVE STATS | LIVE VIDEO

 

Shooting up the Polls

After another weekend where the Gents swept an SCAC opponent, Centenary rose in all three polls. The American Baseball Coaches Association/Collegiate News poll moved the Maroon and White up to eighth from 12th, while PerfectGame (The only poll to have Centenary ranked all season) moved the Gents up a spot to 10thNote: These polls do not include Centenary's win at second-ranked UT Tyler on Tuesday. Video Recap via KTAL

Schreiner game one recap

Schreiner game two and three recap

 

More awards

The SCAC and D3Baseball.com are loving them some Gents baseball this season.

In the conference, a Centenary player has been named either Offensive Player or Pitcher of the Week in 6-of-7 weeks - including sweeping the awards three times. This week, senior Michael Schimpf was named Player of the Week for the third time this season.

The D3Baseball.com Team of the Week honor for Schimpf was the second this season and the fourth time this season a Maroon and White player was honored.

Also, the local media have taken notice of what Centenary has accomplished:

KTBS.com: Centenary preparing for conference tilt this weekend

KTBS.com: Centenary baseball breaks into the top 10 after 13 straight wins

Shreveport Times: Centenary follows Michael Schimpf’s lead

 

Career Lists

Many Gents are moving up on the career stats lists:

Batting Average

5.     Jim Kubik (1983-84) .380

6.     Michael Schimpf (2014-pres.) .369

7.     Sonny Gaea (1994-95) .363

Hits

1.     Tony Cardone (2001-04) 236

2.     Bobby Gilliam (2000-04) 226

3.     Michael Schimpf (2014-pres.) 198

4.     Ricky Slade (1978-81) 186

Runs

1.     Bobby Gilliam (2000-04) 184

2.     Michael Schimpf (2017-pres.) 145

3.     Dennis Traynor (1989-91) 141

4.     Brian Stier (1992-94) 122

5.     Andy Watson (1979-82) 121

6.     Sonny Gaea (1994-95) 118

        Ricky Slade (1978-81) 118

8.     Aaron Quintanilla (2014-pres.) 111

Doubles

10.   Ricky Barry (1994-95) 31

        Andy Watson (1979-82) 31

        Ryan Gasporra (2012-13) 31

        Jemari James (2012-13) 31

...

       Chris Zapata (2015-pres.) 30

       Aaron Quintanilla (2014-pres.) 29

       Michael Schimpf (2014-pres.) 29

Triples

1.     Dustin Brandon (1996-97) 8

        Mitch Ashmore (1978-80) 8

        Bill Schmidt (1977-78) 8

4.     Jason Chick (2000-01) 7

        David Coss (1979-82) 7

        Larry Haas (1976-77) 7

        Aaron Quintanilla (2014-pres.) 7  

        Michael Schimpf (2014-pres.) 7

9.     Justin Huff (2006-07) 6

        Tim Ryan (2005-06) 6

        David Kiefer (2005-06) 6

        Nic Parrott (2011-14) 6  

RBI’s

5.     Jeff Schaeffert (2009-12) 115

6.     Tony Cardone (2001-04) 113

       Chris Zapata (2015-pres.) 113

8.     Alex Maldonado (2005-08) 112

9.     Ken Kaveny (1991-92) 110

        Andy Watson (1979-82) 110

        ...

12.   Aaron Quintanilla (2014-pres.) 105

Hit By Pitch

1.     Michael Schimpf (2014-pres.) 44

2.     Dakota Brown (2012-2016) 37

3.     Marc Martinez (2011-2014) 30

 

Stolen Bases

4.     Patrick Beale (2002-03) 46

5.     Bill Schmidt (1977-78) 44

       Aaron Quintanilla (2014-pres.) 44

7.     Roy Gilbert (1986-88) 43

8.     Matt Webb (2006-07) 41

9.     Matt Creamer (2010-13) 40

10.   Dustin Brandon (1996-97) 37

Wins

5.     Robert Lozano (1988-91) 18

        Kevin Cassidy (2000-04) 18

        Taylor Henry (2012-15) 18

8.     Kaleb Kirk (2015-pres.) 17

9.     George Fauber (1982-85) 16

 

ERA

1.     Cecil Upshaw (1961-64) 1.18

2.     Kaleb Kirk (2015-pres.) 2.53

3.     Charles Kirby (1974-76) 2.65

 

Next Up

Centenary travels to San Antonio, Texas, to take on preseason SCAC-favorite Trinity. The teams will play one game on March 31 at 7 p.m., wrapping up the series Saturday, April 1, with a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.